Grandpa is an elder Ishvalan who lives in the slums. In the 2003 anime, he is Rio and Rick's grandfather.

Manga and the 2009 anime

He only appears briefly, helping Scar heal from his wounds in his battle against Gluttony and Lust.

2003 anime

Grandpa has a larger role in the 2003 anime, as Rick appears in more episodes than in the manga. Aside from lodging Scar, he tells Rick and Rio the truth about their mother and her death after their brief disappearance.